Sagittarius men aren’t particularly known for being jealous. It’s just not really in their makeup. With such a carefree, freedom-loving, live-and-let-live personality, it doesn’t happen that often.
When he does get jealous, it’s not something he enjoys or revels in. Mostly because he’s forced to confront the fact that he’s become dependent and reliant on the affections of another person, which he hates to experience.
So while jealousy is rare for this man, it does happen. Below you can read the most common ways he acts when jealous, plus a little bit on how to navigate his emotions.
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Signs that a Sagittarius Man is Jealous
1.) He jokes about it
When he’s in the initial phases of jealousy he probably won’t even recognize it, seeing as it’s not a trait he likes to see in others, and especially not in himself.
Sagittarius men rely on humor a lot throughout their life. His charm and natural light-heartedness play well with him being the jokester or jester. So his jealousy will likely come out in a subtle, casual way – which probably means making jokes or poking fun at you.
If you’re at all capable of reading between the lines, it shouldn’t be too hard to tell if his true feelings are coming through in his jokes.
2.) He becomes possessive
The Sag man prizes freedom, especially his personal freedom.
He hates it when partners become possessive over him, and he prides himself on his live-and-let-live nonchalant attitude in relationships.
Because he is so averse to possessive emotions, it’s a big deal if he starts acting territorial or overprotective with a lover, and it likely stems from unconscious feelings of jealousy.
3.) He becomes uncharacteristically irritable
The Sagittarius man is usually the happy-go-lucky guy that is always ready to cheer his friends up. He’s quite resilient. There aren’t too many things that can knock him off balance and put him in a bad mood.
So if he’s acting a little irritated, broody, or overall emotional around you – then there’s a chance his feelings are due to feelings of jealousy swimming through his head.
4.) He becomes passive-aggressive
Sagittarius isn’t typically a sign that’s associated with passive-aggression. He’s usually blunt and resents passive aggression when he sees it in others, even calling it out directly.
But everyone, especially under the spell of jealousy, can act in ways that aren’t typical.
Even though it’s not his MO, the Sagittarius man (like every person) can fall into passive-aggressive behavior when he perceives the need to feel jealous about a partner.
So if you sense him becoming passive-aggressive, know something is likely up.
5.) He becomes openly angry
As a fire sign, it’s not too uncommon to see an upset Sagittarius man fall into bouts of anger.
If he’s truly bothered by jealous feelings, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him erupt about it directly to a partner since he prefers to be blunt and straight up with people.
How to Make a Sagittarius Man Jealous
If you’re wanting to make him jealous, it’s not going to be super easy.
And even if you succeed, you might not get the exact results that you’re looking for.
My recommendation would be to go out on adventures with other men and share photos or videos so he can see.
This triggers two things in the Sag man: his FOMO and innate competitiveness.
If you do succeed in making him jealous, he might reflexively work to court you again, which would be great.
But he could also go the opposite route. He’s pragmatic and might assume that you’ve moved on, and could lose even more interest in you. Or, he could become angry and explosive (this man can have a temper). And a resulting fight could cause him to become even more disillusioned with you.
So give it a shot if you want, be beware that you’re playing with fire.
How to Calm his Jealousy
Sagittarius men usually don’t fall into jealous bouts because they aren’t that possessive, and prize freedom above all else.
So if your Sag man is acting jealous, you’ll want to make him remember that he’s acting out of alignment with his natural self.
There’s a chance that by letting him know he will snap out of it right then and there.
If he does have reason to be jealous, let him know. He hates dishonesty more than infidelity, so be truthful and let him assess the situation from there. He might get mad, but he can also be quite forgiving.
What have your experiences been with jealous Sagittarian men? Let us know in the comment section below!